However you’re spending your lockdown – homeschooling, working out from home, gardening, or just simply distracting yourself from, well, everything – you can’t beat a good shower at the end of the day. Except that the moment you step out the post-shower sweats have you questioning why you even bothered in the first place.
Sweating after a shower is incredibly common at this time of year. The air in your home is hot and humid, particularly in the bathroom. And combined with a higher body temperature due to the hot water in your daily shower, it can leave you feeling hot, sticky, and sweaty. Thankfully we have some tips on how to shower that will leave you feeling fresh.
Towards the end of your shower, the key is to gradually lower the water temperature from hot to warm. It can take your body approximately second to adjust to new water temperature, so adjust it in ten-second increments. Also, rinse your scalp with cooler water, so hot water doesn’t heat your head.
It can make a difference with how you wash your face also. Washing your face with hot water can strip the skin of the natural oils and draw out the moisture. Wash your face with lukewarm water, which will help prevent post-shower sweatiness and looking beet-red. By adjusting the water temperature, your body temperature will be cooler once you are done.
If possible, keep your bathroom well ventilated. But whether you have windows or ventilation or not, getting out the humid bathroom environment as soon as possible will help you cool off too. If you do need to stay in the bathroom, use a washcloth soaked in cold water to apply to your face and scalp to help cool down.
It might be impossible to avoid being sweaty in the summer heat, but hopefully, these tips will help you feel fresh and clean.
If your skin is suffering in the humidity and heat, book a consultation at our Bristol skin care clinic today.